Saturday, June 18, 2011

For my Great Aunt's Birthday

My great Aunt Kathryn will turn an unbelievable 106 years young on July 10th, so I wanted to make her a very special card. I found a punched hydrangea tutorial on KittieKraft's blog and had to give it a try. I used bashful blue and light lavender cardstock to create the flowers. I thought of sponging the lavender petals with blue ink, but it would have been next to impossible considering the tiny size of these flowers! Therefore I just mixed the two colors and added them in random fashion. I followed her tutorial using the same supplies. I need some more practice with layering the greens, but for my first try I'm happy with how this turned out! The blue frame was in my little box of diecut left-over pieces and I thought it was a perfect frame for the sentiment. The numbers were diecut with a Quickutz, and the background was embossed with the Tim Holtz damask ef.
I hope you're enjoying the start to a wonderful weekend, and I thank you for stopping by!

Carol

16 comments:

merrymstamper said...

Wowzer!!! Happy birthday to your Aunt, she is a blessing to many I am sure!
And your card is an amazing wow factor! Beautiful, the flower is true to colour, you did a great job dispersing the two shades. :-)

jimlynn said...

Beautiful! I saw that tutorial too and your flowers are just outstanding!!! Love them in that wonderful blue.
LYnn

jimlynn said...

Another comment here! 106!!!! WOW! Amazing and just fantastic.
Lynn

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

My oh my, do you have patience or what! These are simply exquisite, Carol! Auntie has seen the invention of just about everything in the modern age! How very blessed is she. Happy Birthday, Aunt Kathryn!

Susan (rainy) said...

106! Wow!! Happy birthday to your aunt. Your card for her is exquisite, Carol. LOVE the punched hydrandeas!

JD said...

What a special card for your aunt, and wish her Happy Birthday for me too. WOW! 106, I can't imagine.

Dixie Cochran said...

Happy birthday to Aunt Kathryn! Carol, she's going to love this card!

Jennipher Lowery said...

Carol, those are some fabulous flowers and I love the embossed background. This is a really fabulous card.

LeAnne said...

OH MY GOODNESS! 106? That's amazing, and so is this gorgeous card! WOW to both!

Louise Fox said...

Happy Birthday to your Great Aunt - just imagine all the things she has seen in her lifetime! And the card matches the occasion - rare and beautiful! So much love and effort you put into this card, and it really paid off. A stunning creation with a clever mixture of colors. Blessings.

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, what a gorgeous card. I love the flowers and when I have a minute I'll try to watch that tutorial. Thanks for the link. (We just came in for a short break from building the deck) Everything is just perfect: The ef, frame, flowers, numbers and sentiment. God bless both you and your aunt. I know you feel blessed to have her still in your life, but I'm sure she feels truly blessed to have you in her life.

Benzi said...

Ooh, Carol...you did the hydrangeas and they are gorgeous. I really like the blue and lavender mix...so realistic! Your greenery looks super.

Your Aunt is sure to love this beautiful card. A big Happy Birthday to her!!!! Wow...106 years young. That is just fabulous.

Denise Marzec said...

Okay, first of all...those dimensional flowers are AWESOME!! Looks like a lot of work, but what a fantastic result.

DOUBLE WOW on your Aunt turning 106!!!!! What a milestone birthday!

...and btw, I also have an Aunt Kathryn (we call her "Aunt Kay" though).

redwasher1 said...

Carol, those flowers are absolutely stunning! Your aunt will love this card!!!

Anke said...

WOW 106 years ... all the best for your aunt, your card is so beautiful Carol, so lovely.

Hugs
Anke

Joanne (jojot) said...

how gorgeous....